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Don't Let Your Employees Trade Your Trade Secrets
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) warned that there has been a dramatic rise in trade secret theft. The DOJ points to China as the primary sponsor of such trade secret theft.
United States
8 Oct 2019
Employers' Diversity Data And Initiatives: Trade Secret Or Open Book?
As many companies prepare to submit their annual "EEO-1" reports to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revealing their workforce statistics by race ...
United States
20 Mar 2019
Supreme Court Grants Cert. In Case That May Re-Define Scope of FOIA Exemption 4's For Proprietary Business Information
In a case of interest to auto industry companies, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in a case that will result in the high court's first opinion interpreting Exemption 4...
United States
22 Feb 2019
Brand Protection: Looking Beyond Trademarks To A Broader Arsenal Of Intellectual Property Tools
Manufacturers may assume that protection of their brands can only be achieved through trademark protection of names, logos, and slogans.
United States
18 Feb 2019
The Latest And Greatest Updates About Non-Compete And Non-Solicitation Agreements In California
Employers everywhere should be familiar with California's strict rules against the enforcement of non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees.
United States
29 Nov 2018
The New Frontier: Navigating The Massachusetts Non-Compete Law One Month In
It has been just over a month since Massachusetts' comprehensive noncompetition reform law took effect. We explained the key provisions of the law last summer.
United States
9 Nov 2018
New USPTO Fees For 2021
The USPTO has commenced a fee-setting process for fee adjustments it expects to implement in January 2021.
United States
20 Aug 2018
Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompetition And Trade-Secrets Reform
The Massachusetts General Court has passed legislation that, if signed by the governor, will comprehensively reform the law governing employee noncompetition agreements and trade-secret...
United States
13 Aug 2018
New Types Of Section 337 Investigations At The International Trade Commission
Most Section 337 investigations allege violations of intellectual property ("IP") based rights involving patent, registered trademark, or registered copyright infringement ("statutory IP claims").
United States
18 Jul 2018
Ride-Sharing Services Lose Latest Trade Secret Battle
Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft suffered a recent setback before the state of Washington's Supreme Court in their efforts to protect trade secrets from disclosure under a state public records law.
United States
12 Jun 2018
Defend Trade Secrets Act Immunization For Whistleblowers: More Effective Than The Average Flu Shot?
A unique feature of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)—the federal statute opening federal courthouse doors to civil claims for trade secret misappropriation ...
United States
9 May 2018
Pleading A Claim For Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets In California: A Problem Of Particularity
Recent decisions in California raised the question of whether a party asserting a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets must, in its pleadings, define the trade secrets at issue with particularity.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Non-Competes Can Cost You More Than A Job
Normally in this space we write about case developments after the case is decided.
United States
15 Jun 2017
Section 337 and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered
As shown by the recent announcement by the Trump Administration of a Section 232(b) national security review of steel imports, (a type of investigation that has not been used since 2001)...
United States
9 May 2017
5 Measures International Auto Companies Can Take To Avoid Being Named In An ITC Complaint
The Automotive Industry is international. That's no secret. It crosses continents in its industry shows and its proud place in furious pop-culture films.
United States
9 May 2017
What To Do When You Hire A Thief
The following tips can eliminate or minimize this risk and/or mitigate the consequences of having hired an individual who has misappropriated trade secrets.
United States
27 Apr 2017
Simple Steps To Help Keep Your Trade Secrets Safe
As illustrated by the recent lawsuit by America's Test Kitchen against celebrity chef Christopher Kimball, companies in a variety of industries are vulnerable to losing their trade secrets.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Navigating Connected Cars In 2017
Perhaps the most valuable asset for companies in advanced technology areas is the protection and defense of the company's intellectual property. As technologies for connected cars...
United States
12 Dec 2016
Federal Attack On Non-Competes Likely Another Casualty Of Election
Like other aspects of the Obama administration's labor agenda, this initiative may be in peril.
United States
23 Nov 2016
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